These adorable strawberry and cream soap hearts are super striking and smell delicious - and they look rather impressive with their two-tone contrasting colors. Luckily, they couldn’t be easier to make! Whether you’re looking to craft a heartfelt homemade gift for a loved one or simply want to add a dash of color to your bathroom, you can whip up your own batch in just 10 minutes! Let’s get started…
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Goat’s milk soap base
- Red soap colorant
- Strawberry fragrance oil
- Silicone heart-shaped mold
- A microwaveable jug
Carefully split the goat's milk base in half - we recommend using around half of the block (around 1lb) to make four hearts. Then cut this into small cubes using a sharp knife, ensuring these are all a similar size. A sharp knife makes short work of this, but do be careful here as the soap base can make your hands slippery!
Transfer the soap base cubes into a microwaveable jug, ensuring that they don’t overfill it as you’ll need room to stir. Depending on the power of your microwave you’ll need to melt the cubes over different periods of time. To prevent the soap from becoming overly hot, try microwaving it in 30 second intervals, stirring well in between to help the process. Repeat this process until the soap is in liquid form.
Once there are no remaining chunks and the soap is smooth, pour half of the mixture into a separate container whilst leaving the other half in the jug. Working quickly to ensure the soap doesn’t start to set, add around 10 drops of both your strawberry fragrance oil and red coloring, and stir well.
Half fill your heart silicone molds with your ‘strawberry’ soap, pouring slowly to prevent bubbles from forming. Set this aside for around one minute to allow a very thin layer of the soap to set. This will form a barrier between the two soap colors, allowing you to achieve that striking contrast!
Check that the ‘cream’ soap in the second container is still in liquid form; if it’s not, simply microwave again for a few seconds. Gently pour the cream soap on top of the strawberry soap (you can touch the top of the latter to check a film has set), filling up the mold to the top. Be careful not to wait too long before adding the cream soap - if you do, the two colors of soap will not be joined together.
Now all you have to do it set the soap aside to set! Place it in a cool room and leave for around two hours. If you’re planning on giving the soap as a gift, a strip of red ribbon really finishes off the look!